Mappillai samba rice or Red rice is fibre rich, low on glycemic index, good for diabetic patients and is a healthy nutritious rice. In south it is the traditional “Bride Groom Rice”, a native variety of rice. It has a rich red color and is grown predominantly by very few passionate farmers in Tamil Nadu using only traditional farming techniques. Parboiled red rice is less sticky and more digestible. Though it takes a longer time to cook, it provides instant energy and a pack of health benefits to the body. Store in air-tight containers in a cool and dry place to retain the real taste.
Incredible Health Benefits
Red Rice has micronutrients and Vitamin B complex that strengthens the body and boosts the immune system. Rich in fibre, the rice is also used in Ayurveda due to its medicinal value. It has a low glycemic index hence, it’s good for diabetic patients. The rice is particularly recommended to those who are struggling with iron, zinc, and other mineral deficiencies.
Disclaimer: The benefits stated here are only suggestive and not medically proven. Please consult your doctor if you suspect a medical condition.
Did you know?
The rice got its name from the fact that it was traditionally served in Tamil Nadu to the Bridegroom when he visits his wife's family for the first time after marriage.